With his announcement that he would sign a 20-week abortion ban should one reach his desk, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker joins a slate of fervently anti-choice Republican presidential candidates who support a flatly unconstitutional law.
A decision at the end of April to uphold a Florida ban on judges directly soliciting campaign funds should be win for progressives. But like almost everything from the Roberts Court, the ruling still favors conservatives.
Mental health care practitioners in Oregon can no longer try to “convert” LGBTQ youth to heterosexuality, under a law passed last week by the state legislature.
The new guidelines clarify that insurers must cover at least one of each of the 18 FDA-approved methods of birth control, as well as cancer screenings and preventive care for transgender people.
The groups pledged to “vigorously resist” the alleged religious freedom violations in D.C.’s Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act—but the violations they complain about aren’t actually in the law.
Anthony Elonis served time for stalking and threatening women online and then brought a lawsuit claiming his actions were protected free speech. He now faces charges he struck a woman in the head during an argument.
Overall, the conservative majority on the Roberts Court has made it clear that business interests are their interests. But when given another chance to hand corporate owners a big win last week, they hedged.
A person can be fired, denied housing, and refused health care for being gay or transgender in Michigan. That could change this year, as Democratic lawmakers are seeking to extend statewide non-discrimination protections to LGBTQ residents.
A California assembly committee last week killed a GOP bill that would have allowed insurance companies to exclude abortion coverage from plans for any reason and without penalty.
Democrats in Colorado’s state house have killed a bill, introduced after a grisly attack on a pregnant women, that would have given legal rights to a fetus.